Royal London rated as capital’s best hospital for stroke care

PUBLISHED: 10:20 21 May 2013 | UPDATED: 10:20 21 May 2013

Stroke patients receive better care at the Royal London Hospital than any other in the capital, according to a new report.

An audit published by professional body of doctors the Royal College of Physicians saw the hospital get an overall care rating of 97.5 per cent.

Moreover the Royal London, in Whitechapel Road, was awarded a rating of 100 per cent in seven out of the eight areas of care measured.

Dr Patrick Gompertz is head of stroke services at Barts Health, the NHS trust which runs the Royal London.

“The great results of the audit are the due to the amazingly motivated team we have in the stoke unit at the Royal London”, he said.

“Their dedication and can do approach is seen in the excellent patient care they provide day in and day out.”

The audit looked at the complete treatment cycle for stroke patients – from diagnosis through to rehabilitation.

More than 150,000 people suffer strokes – where the blood supply to the brain is disrupted - every year in the UK.

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